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España, siglo XXI

Duration 20 weekly meetings
Tutor Susanna Echaves
Course code SPA19A5345A
Fee £331
Concessionary fee £264 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

Although this course has started there may still be places available. Get in touch to find out more about late availability.

Este curso está orientado para estudiantes de nivel avanzado que quieren seguir practicando sus destrezas auditivas y orales además de adquirir nuevos conocimientos históricos y culturales.

En este curso se verán temas actuales de España como la situación política, situación social, arte y literatura (nuevas tendencias y autores) y el español en el mundo. Para cubrir estos temas se utilizará una gran variedad de recursos tales como presentaciones, recortes de prensa, documentales, documentos de televisión y lecturas.

Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar sus destrezas orales y escritas mediante discusiones, debates y presentaciones cortas.  También podrán practicar y mejorar sus conocimientos léxicos y gramaticales a través de comentarios de texto, redacciones y actividades de gramática y vocabulario.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students with advanced language skills (A-level or above) who have the ability to hold a general conversation in Spanish. The course will be taught through the medium of Spanish.

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and you are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits, we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have a portfolio of written texts and class participation. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Reading

Materials will be provided – handouts and resources on learning central.

Books

  • Espana Siglo XXI: Libro. Sebastián Quesada Marco. Nueva edicion actualizada y ampliada, Edelsa Grupo Didascalia, S.A., 2016
  • España Siglo XXI. Eduardo Chamorro. Editorial Planeta
  • La Sombra del Viento. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 2016, Editorial Planeta.
  • La Ciudad sin Tiempo. Enrique Moriel. 2007, Editorial Destino
  • Patria. Fernando Aramburu. 2017, Editorial Planeta

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.

Location

21-23 Senghennydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AG